Devoré is a beautiful technique that produces fabrics with sheer areas. Learn to make your own velvet burnout fabrics.
The Temple of Goddess Spirituality dedicated to Sekhmet is a modern temple and retreat center. Located in Cactus Springs, NV the temple works to promote goddess spirituality, peace and multi-faith dialog.
You don't need a travel agent to plan a great three day trip to London. Based on what you like to do, it's easy to put together activities and experiences that will suit you best!
Looking to get away for the weekend in Oregon? Try Portland, the Columbia Gorge, Sisters, Ashland and Silver Falls State Park.
Shiso is an herb most often found in Japanese cooking. It can easily be grown in the garden and lends itself to all sorts of recipes and uses.
Take a look at Seattle's dark side, with ghost tours and visits to famous grave sites. Tour creepy and haunted spots, or pay a visit to famous musicians and actors graves.
Learning how to apply makeup just takes a bit of practice and remembering that less is more. Here are my ten best tips for how to do your own makeup.
Tips and advice for dealing with the fungal infection known as Athlete's Foot. Suggestions for home treatment of chronic foot fungus.
If you love garden edibles, take a look at white strawberries. These are a fun, non-invasive fruit that is ever-bearing and easy to grow!
As a follow-up to "Everything About Nose Piercings," this article offers information on healing and aftercare. Get advice on jewelry issues, keloids or bumps, changing jewelry, and more.
Quark is a soft, white cheese which can be easily made at home. It can be a great low-fat, high-protein substitute for many other types of cheese.
Want to get away in Washington State? Here are my five best recommendations for weekend destinations: Mount St Helens, the San Juan Islands, Snoqualmie, the Olympic Peninsula and Walla Walla.
The Singer "Featherweight" became a classic sewing machine due to its portable nature and sturdy simplicity. Learn more about these popular vintage sewing machines.
Making a custom fabric banner for an event or party is much easier than you think! Learn tips and tricks for how to make your own fabric banners quickly and cheaply.
For the more advance gardener, keeping bees can be a fun and challenging facet to add to your backyard. The benefits include a good source of pollinators along with producing honey and beeswax.
Popcorn is a favorite treat to many people, but commercial or movie theater popcorn comes with terrible calorie counts and health issues. Learn how to make healthy popcorn yourself.
Sustainable living goes way beyond the concepts involved in being "green." Learn 10 tips for how to cultivate a truly more sustainable lifestyle.
"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is a modern holiday classic. The story by Dr. Seuss is best-known as an animated television special by famed animator Chuck Jones. But it's so much more than that!
Knowing the rules and guidelines for allowable Hub content helps make for better Hubs. Comprehending those rules means almost never having a Hub flagged and unpublished. Here's a place to do both.
Learn some cool ways to recycle old clothes into a brand-new skirt that you sew yourself! Turn a pair of old jeans into a skirt, or sew one from men's neckties.
A fire pit can be a beautiful addition to a backyard or patio. Learn about different types of fire pits and fire safety, and then put in the perfect one that fits your outdoor life.
Learn about the art of polished dirt balls, also known as hikaru dorodango. Subtle and cerebral meets getting-your-hands-dirty fun! This is easy, if you balance skill and patience.
Mention crystal balls and many people get the image of a mysterious old gypsy woman telling fortunes in a circus sideshow. Historically, scrying and crystal balls are some of the oldest forms of divination.
Wearing hair falls can be an every day thing for you, or it might just be for a special occasion. You can frequently see see spectacular hair falls in the worlds of tribal belly dance, goth fashion and club culture.
This simple German Pancake recipe is a delight for breakfast or brunch. Learn the tricks and tips for making them light and fluffy.
About an hour northeast of Las Vegas is the Valley of Fire. Visiting this state park will show you one of Nevada's most beautiful and scenic locations, including ancient petroglyphs.
Learn to grow sunflowers, recognize ripening seeds and protect your crop from birds and squirrels. Explore options for harvesting your sunflower seeds, including shelling or roasting.
One of the most common styles of earring is the hoop earring. Learn about the various types of hoop earrings and the mechanisms by which they open and close.
Do your own skeleton or skull makeup for Halloween or any spooky occasion. Be the creepiest one at the party!
Experience Ferris Bueller's day off yourself! If you REALLY want to recreate the infamous day off, you need to time your visit to the Windy City for September. Here's the where (and when) you want.
Hawaiian tattoos were a tribal tradition that are making a comeback on the islands. The geometric and petroglyph-derived designs are popular with locals and tourists alike.
Break out of that Matrix mindset and make your office cubicle your castle! Decorating your cubicle can be easy and fun. Pick an overall theme or change for the holidays!
Learn about the history behind the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Meurtos). Although you see lots of skulls with this holiday, it's not meant to be spooky. Make your own ancestor altar or sugar skulls.
You don't need a big yard to have an herb garden. In fact, you don't need a yard at all! See how easy it is to grow your own fresh cooking herbs in containers on your deck/patio or indoors.
Stop fighting your curly hair! Learn to take care of it more easily, prevent frizzy hair and make it healthier too.
Fresh ice cream only needs some milk or cream, a bit of sugar for sweetening and a thickener to give it some texture. Learn how to make your own homemade vanilla ice cream!
Learn about how nipple piecings are done, what types of jewelry are worn in them, plus how to deal with nipple rings and airport security.
Whether for a costume or just keeping warm, a cape or cloak can be great. Learn how to sew your own, or try the no-sew cape method!
If all you've ever seen of Nevada is Reno or Vegas, there's a lot you've missed! Here's all the other stuff you can do in Nevada.
Whether it's for school or at home, kids love making masks! Here you'll find free downloads of animal masks, bug faces and more, plus tips for bringing those designs to life.
Almost all leather clothing can be maintained and cleaned at home. Keep your coats and shoes in top shape this winter, and skip out on a lot of dry cleaning hassle!
Many traditions practice the custom of carrying a small pouch as a blessed charm. Learn more about making your own mojos and medicine bags.
If you're tired of trying to get rid of the dandelions in your yard, you might want to try cooking with them instead! Try these delicious and healthy dandelion recipes.
If life gives you balloons, make balloon hats! Quick and easy instructions for how to make your own balloon hats using twister balloons, including a HubPages Jester Hat!
People aren't born good public speakers, but it's a skill that anyone can learn with practice and some advice. Here are my 10 best public speaking tips.
Learn about different types of nose piercings and jewelry styles, see videos, and get information and advice before getting pierced.
Handfasting is an ancient Pagan wedding tradition that can sometimes be a betrothal or sometimes is the marriage ceremony itself. Here is some background on this lovely commitment ceremony.
Punk rock hair can be yours! Here is advice and instructions for how to stick your hair up in a Mohawk or Liberty Spikes.
The cycles of the Moon were used for some of the oldest calendars, and often had nicknames that reflected the seasonal shifts. Learn about moon cycles and their names.
Read about the different types of ear piercings. Get advice on aftercare and healing, shop for earrings and jewelry, watch piercing videos and more!
Many different Neo-Pagan traditions incorporate the practice of taking a magickal name. Learn how to find your magickal name.
Read about the different signs found in Egyptian zodiac and discover your ancient Egyptian astrological sign! With each sign you'll learn what dates each sign covers, what color correspond and discover which zodiac...
Winged and breathing fire, dragon tattoos are very popular. Learn more about dragon history and mythology, see dragon tattoo pictures and watch videos of live tattooing.
Many Pagans connect with and honor Fairies as part of their spiritual tradition. Here are some tips and suggestions for planting your own fairy garden and hosting the Fey Folk in your own backyard.
Myths often contain stories of strange and wondrous animals, some based in reality and some which are purely symbolic. Here is a guide to some of the fantasy animals and creatures found in mythology.
A Book of Shadows is a journal or record of learned magickal knowledge. These can be made by individuals or passed down within established spiritual traditions.
This Japanese method for folding t-shirts takes just seconds and works for all types of shirts! Watch the video, or learn more about folding and packing clothes.
See the beautiful Japanese tattoo designs known as koi, the sacred carp. Learn about these colorful fish and their meanings.
Take a virtual visit to the Winchester Mystery House, one of California's most eccentric historic landmarks. Located in San Jose, the Victorian mansion offers daily tours year-round.
Making your own fairy wings is easy, no sewing required! Learn how to make faerie wings quickly and without having to spend a lot by using paper, cardboard or fancy cellophane.
Here are five great James Bond films I personally recommend. Movie villains, Bond girls, theme songs and super intro sequences too!
Seattle's 3-day music and arts festival is not for the faint-of-heart, foot or ear! Make the most of your Bumbershoot experience with some simple advice and a bit of planning.
Samhain, celebrated on October 31st, is the night the Wheel of the Year turns back on itself, marking the start of the Pagan year. Celebrations are marked by spiral dances and dumb suppers.
Get recipes and frosting tips for baking your very own Yule Log Cake! Recipe variations (including gluten-free!), lots of great pictures and how-to frosting tips for decorating this fun holiday dessert are included. ...
Making a great meat loaf is really easy! Here are recipes and cooking suggestions so you can beef up your meatloaf! Also how to make faux loaf for vegetarians.
A Bento Box is a traditional Japanese lunch style, offering a collection of artistic and tasty foods. Find bento box recipes and learn to make your own onigiri!
Want to get away for the weekend? My five best recommendations for California weekend getaways are Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Highway 1, Yosemite and Northern California hot springs.
Learning to shine your own shoes is easy. It helps extend the life of the shoes and can make them look new again. Get info on shoe polishing and suede shoe care.
Doing your own vampire makeup is not hard! Be classic and simple, or go horror-movie scary. Once you decide what sort of vampire you are, the makeup part becomes straightforward.
Actress Angelina Jolie has a lot of tattoos. She has tattoo designs that are quotes, some traditional Thai tattooing and commemorates her partners, family and children.
Everything you ever wanted to know about British soccer player David Beckham's tattoos. Learn what his tattoos mean, see pictures of the tattoos on his arms, chest, back and torso, and more.
Salmon is a delicious and healthy fish. Learn some really easy ways to cook salmon and check out the best salmon recipes!
Taking care of your new tattoo is essential for beautiful skin art for the rest of your life. Learn how to best care for your healing tattoo.
Even though there is a passage in the Bible that speaks against tattooing, many modern Christians are getting Christian-themed tattoos. Learn more about the arguments for and against religious tattoos and see more of...
The Summer Solstice was observed and celebrated by a wide-range of communities and culture around the world. Some of the names given to this day include Litha, Midsommer and Midsummer's Eve.
Everyone wants something nice for their special day! Here are some suggestions, pictures and links for beautiful wedding updos and formal hair styles.
Cupcakes are the best because they let you have that moment of cake, but on a personal level. Learn to bake your own cupcakes and frost like a champ, no matter what the occasion!
Tie a Necktie Easily, and without strangling yourself! Learn necktie knot variations, and how to tie a bow tie. Suggestions for tie gift-giving.
Japanese-style gift-wrapping is an art, but it is easy and fun. Using cloth to wrap gifts also helps our planet by reusing material and reducing trash.
Get tips for how to know when to say "I love you" to your partner, and different ways of communicating love with romantic gestures and actions instead of words. Also, learn to say "I Love You" in...
The Mission-style burrito takes its name from the area in San Francisco in which it was born. These hearty burritos come with a vast range of eating options. Visitors delight in them and locals swear by them.
Do you really love movies? For a great party or get-together with friends, make your own film festival and host a movie marathon!